Everyone, when stuck in a problem or when something unexpected happened, the first thing that comes to the mind is luck. It’s my bad day today, it’s a piece of bad luck. Hurry, How lucky I am? It’s my lucky day. luck this and luck that. But here a little lesson I have learned from these following stories of Bad luck or I can say Good luck. What’s good or bad? who knows.
So, here are the following stories to give you a broad understanding of the luck. What’s good luck and what’s bad luck?
A farmer Story, who had a horse. he was wise enough to deal with the goods and bads happening in life. A farmer story we can learn a lot from.
once upon a time there was a farmer and He had a horse. he loved his horse so much because it supports the farmer’s family. it was his pride and joy as it helps the farmer to earn money.
until one day the horse ran away. The community heard about it and all keep on saying
Oh my god! your favorite horse. whom you love so much but it ran away. That is so bad.
The farmer looks at them and he says
the very next day the horse came back but with four wild horses.
The community heard and they said
oh my god, we heard what happened, now you have 5 horses, what a bit of good luck, that is so good
And the farmer looks back at them and says
On the next day, the farmer’s son tries to train one of the wild horses. While in the training the horse kick him off and he broke his leg in three places.
when the news spread in the neighborhood, everyone visited the farmer and said.
Oh my god, these are the stupid horses, look what they did to your son. That is so bad.
And the farmer says
And a few days later, the military comes to the farm looking for the young men to draft to the army.
They give one look to the farmer’s son and said:
we can’t draft him, he has got a broken leg.
Everyone in the community congratulates the farmer that he had his young son with him.
oh my god, you have your son, our sons, they get drafted, you are so lucky, that is so good.
And the wise farmer still replied them the same
Moral of the story:
It is so easy to develop negative mindsets when something bad happens to us. But “Good” or “Bad” who knows. What is negative or positive? when you can’t see the full picture. Something Bad may be Good in the long run, who knows.
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The Nova Effect
Here is a short story about the “Nova Effect”, which is illustrated as an animated tale by the Pursuit of wonder on Youtube. This is the story of a man, who encountered a series of incidents which forced him to judge his life on the basis of good luck and bad luck, but later learned the truth.
Once a man named Eric was on a walk with his dog nova. While they were near the woods, a rabbit jumped before them and Nova, the dog, ran away after the rabbit.
Nova was lost
Eric searched for him for hours and then days. He notified all the neighbors, his family members to help and put up posters all around but each day came back with no success.
He started to reimagine the incident, he thinks about how horribly unlucky it was that the rabbit jumped out, just the wrong time.
A week passes by, nova came back
Then a woman named Vanessa brought nova back. Eric thanked her for bringing Nova home and then, they had a few talks and a few days later the began to date and eventually became a serious couple.
Now, Eric reimagined the incident that how lucky he was that his dog lost and Vanessa brought him back. It was a good lucky day.
Eric met with an accident
One day, Eric was driving to pick up Vanessa and he got into a car accident. He was quickly taken to the hospital and after some tests and CT scans. The doctor informed him that he had a few scratches and nothing to worry about them but there is a piece of bad news and good news.
Eric got Tumour.
Eric was confused asked the doctor to explain to him. The doctor said:
The bad news is, well, it’s good news, I don’t know. You have an early stage Tumor in your brain.
Eric was shocked and angrily asked:
How in the world, this is a piece of good news.
The Doctor explained:
Your Tumor is in the early stage where it can be removed with a little surgery. It’s hard to notice such types of the tumor until it too late. Your Accident saved you.
Eric finally collected all the incidents of bad luck (losing his dog, getting in an accident) and also all the great good luck that came out of it (Meeting the love, discovering a curable tumor), demonstrating the incredibly random nature of luck.
Moral of the story:
It is really impossible to tell whether anything that happens is good or bad because you never know what will be the consequences of the misfortune or you never know what will be the consequences of good fortune.
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